Planet Kansas News

Voice of the Kansas Sierra Club

Biting the land that feeds us

I am a rancher. I live on the land I grew up on, in the house my father built for us. For more than 25 years, I have tended descendants of the same cows my parents bought when they married 64 years ago. I am also a licensed professional engineer. I hold an advanced degree in agricultu
Read More

Sierra Club Asks KCC to Open Data on KCP&L Rate Hike

The following is a press release from the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, May 11, 2005   The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club filed yesterday a challenge to the Kansas Corporation Commission’s grant of confidentiality for certain key data submitted with KCP&L’
Read More

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Creating Transmission Authority

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday signed into law a measure (HB 2263) that will create an electric transmission authority for the Midwest state. The move follows similar efforts to set up such authorities in a number of other states, including the Dakotas (see Power Market Today
Read More

What Ever Happened to Senate Bill 204?

In 2001, the issue of when is a stream not a stream in Kansas came to the fore as a result of the state’s obligation to provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a list of designated uses for its streams.  Once a stream is classified as a stream, its uses can be designate
Read More

Environmental Justice Report: EPA Hosts

Hispanic Stakeholders Forum In The Heartland   On February 11, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order # 12898, specifying “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.” For the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (
Read More